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May 11, 2018

Coast Guard offloads 6 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James offloaded approximately 6 tons of cocaine, Thursday, in Port Everglades worth an estimated $180 million seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

May 10, 2018

2018 Central American Security Conference focuses on threat networks, regional collaboration

Defense and public security leaders from Central America joined their counterparts from U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and observers from five partner nations during the 2018 Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC) May 9-10 in San Salvador.

April 27, 2018

US, International Partners Interdict Half Ton of Cocaine, Rescue Four Suspects

Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO), the U.S. Navy's coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) and the Colombian navy ship ARC "07 de Agosto" intercepted a low-profile go-fast vessel (LPGFV) and seized more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, April 7.

Jan. 15, 2018

U.S. Naval Officer Leads Drug Seizure while Aboard Dutch Warship

CARIBBEAN SEA (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Lt. Ben Hondrum, a Personnel Exchange Program (PEP) officer assigned to Dutch naval warship HNLMS Zeeland, led two boarding teams during a drug interdiction Oct. 29.

Nov. 13, 2017

USS Zephyr successfully completes 4th Fleet patrol

Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) will return from a 76 day patrol in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations Nov. 10.

Nov. 13, 2017

USS Zephyr conducts counternarcotics operations

CARIBBEAN SEA (NNS) -- Coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) intercepted a small boat carrying 35 bales, approximately 700-1,050 kg, of cocaine, while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea, Oct. 29.

Aug. 21, 2017

Counterdrug program trains international law enforcement partners

The National Guard Counterdrug Program conducted the first class of its newly developed course aimed at disrupting illicit drug trafficking networks July 10-Aug. 10 .The NG CDP worked closely with U.S. Southern Command to identify Suriname as the first country to send a student to attend the pilot course.

Aug. 11, 2017

USS Chafee crew intercepts 827 kilograms of cocaine

The Pearl Harbor-based Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Chafee (DDG 90), seized more than 800 kilos of illicit narcotics Wednesday, Aug. 2, off the coast of Central America.

Aug. 8, 2017

Coast Guard offloads more than 3 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba offloaded approximately 3.1 tons of cocaine Monday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $85 million in wholesale value seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

June 2, 2017

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington after interdicting 375 kilos of cocaine

The Diligence crew was deployed in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South) and performed several Coast Guard missions, including counter drug operations and deterrence of illegal immigration.

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